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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Hi, I'm thinking of getting 2010 dx-vp, the offer price is $14,816 (oes not include tax, title, tag, processing fees and accessories). It's actually already below TMV. My past experiences have been the opening price is always higher. So, this is something new and don't know where to start. Does anybody buy 2010 dx-vp manual recently and willing to share their purchase price?

  • rustumrustum Posts: 100
    Thanks for the information. I am evaluating my options.
  • Looks like it is a good deal. Where are you getting it from?
  • Well for about 3 hundred more you can move up to the LX which overall is the best value. My opinion.
  • Hi, this quote $16,755 that includes destination fee looks good to me. I am also looking 2010 Honda civic EX, so may I know which dealer is giving this rate?
  • rustumrustum Posts: 100
    I am checking various options i.e., Mazda3, Civic and Elantra. Also would like to check Sonata and Accord. Today i test drove Mazda 3. My present car is 2001 Sonata. I did not feel that much comfortable in Mazda 3. I am planning to check out Civic and Elantra before making a decision.
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    Go here:

    and put in your ZIP and check to see what is available in your area. Also check the manufacturer's web page for deals and specials, in case Edmunds missed any. Also check the prices paid forums here for each model in case their are hidden or non-published incentives.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    You might also want to check out the Kia Forte. It is built on the same platform as the Hyundai Elantra, but it's a newer model. It also has the same 10yr/100k mile Powertrain Warranty as the Elantra.

    Another option you may not know about is the 2010 Kia Optima. A redesigned version based on the 2011 Sonata will hit dealer lots in the next month or so, So they're really pushing to sell the remaining 2010 models in stock, which are actually very good cars! They currently have a $3000 rebate and dealers are discounting them as much as $3000 for a total of $6000 off sticker price. I saw a 2010 Optima EX at a local dealer with a sticker or 21,690 that they were selling for $15,600. That's a steal for a car with features including leather interior, power driver's seat, alloy wheels, fog lights and automatic climate control! Consumer Reports gives it their 'Recommended' stamp of approval also.

    Hope this helps and good luck!
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    Nothing wrong with a Hyundai or Kia, but you had better be prepared to drive them for years to get your money out of them. Horrible, horrible resale value. Anything you save on the front end compared to a Civic you will more than lose when time comes to sell or trade it. Drive it until it falls apart, no problem, but most folks don't do that.
  • rustumrustum Posts: 100
    edited September 2010
    Today i test drove Civil LX. It felt very good to me.Good viewing to the sides. Comfortable seating. It is not that much small compared to 2001 Sonata. Size looked perfect to me.
    Dealer quoted me $19350 + TTL. Price includes extras for Door edge guards ($300), Pin stripe ($300), Protection package ($800) and Window tint ($300). They do not have vehicles without these extras. Is Black interior preferred one? Does LX trim comes with Black interior.
    I am looking for a opinion about Accord vs Civic. Is accord going to be more car per money.Dealer quoted me $4k difference between Civic and Accord LX trims.
  • WOW! What state are you in? $19,350 sounds very high to me, for an LX. My OTD for an LX was about $2k less than that... including TTL and all the add-ons. (I'm in Texas.)

    As for the extra add-ons, the cars come off the truck (I'm told) without add-ons. The extras are where dealers pad their profits. For example, the $300 they're charging for the pin stripes is a huge markup over the cost to the dealer, which is well under $100. (A local body shop I know of pays $20-$35 per car for pin striping. They mark that up by about 100%. I would think dealers pay about the same amount. So you can see what their markup is!)

    My suggestion would be to shop around a bit, even if you have to drive outside your immediate area to do that. Good luck!
  • rustumrustum Posts: 100
    Thanks for the feedback. I will check with dealers and see if i can get it for around $17500 OTD. Any known issues with the jerky transmission during quick accelerations. One of my colleague told me about this issue.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,623
    The price he quoted you is plain from that dealership. Find another store & go through the "internet salesman" for a much better quote. This has worked for us on our last 4 purchases. And those add on fees are so bogus!! Most of those should be thrown in for free. This is a car buyers market so find the right dealer who will deal with ya & don't be taken by some of the more "shifty" dealers out there!

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • rustumrustum Posts: 100
    edited October 2010
    Thanks for the info. Today i have been to Macdavid Honda. Test drove the LX (Polished Metallic) and LX-S (white) in the morning. Dealer was willing to make a very good deal considering month/quarter end. He told me the price of $16500 + 600 (extras) + TLL for LX-S.He further told me that they have a target of selling 20 vehicles by end of the day.

    Considering his eagerness, I spent some time during the day getting pre-approved financing from CU. I went there again in the evening. He quoted me LX for $17150 + TLL and LX-S for $17850 + TLL. I told him that, my range is between 16-17k on the road price. He did not negotiate anything further. Any other dealers/suggestion to get LX around 17k on the road in Dallas area.
  • Looking at LX 2010 Sedan Auto Trans owners.. in NJ/NY/CT/PA area.. what $$ did you pay? Im willing to drive upstate (NY) or to South Jersey and points in between and aside for a good deal...recommend me a dealership!

    I've already received quotes from some dealers but want to compare thanks.
  • rustumrustum Posts: 100
    Are you able to receive quote along with the price of for extras. I have received one quote. But dealer asking me to come down to showroom to discuss the final price along with the price for extras.
  • I had a good experience with the internet sales department at Rusty Wallis Honda in Dallas. Unfortunately, the salesperson I used is no longer there.

    I would suggest reading back through this forum for ideas on how to achieve the best price. I've had good success with obtaining quotes and negotiating via email. Others on this forum have offered helpful insight into other purchasing techniques.
  • allawallaw Posts: 12
    Made a killer deal off gbomd1's recommendation (15100 on Civic LX). I was not able to get as good a deal as he did, I showed the post to some sales/managers and they thought I was stupid (crazy) or mocking it as fake (ppl can post to the internet easily). Some of the sales didn't even talk to me and send us off. Really disappointed with a few dealers in the East Bay of the SF Bay Area including, Hayward Honda, San Leandro Honda, Concord Honda. SL even said they usually charges $300-400 more than other Honda dealers around the area but STILL get lots of business (??? beware readers, claiming they sold more Hondas then others around). Worked out some numbers with Dublin Honda but they low-ball our trade-in so we left. We ended up at Oakland Honda receiving superb service, we got there almost 8pm and they took time to explain everything in detail to us. Got $15.6 (pre tax, reg.) on 2010 LX 5A Silver off a MSRP $19115 car, really happy with our time spent there, definitely will recommend that dealership. The only thing is the finance manager tried to sell us a $2740 ext. warranty (100k 10yr)which is almost 20% of the car price which we didn't take.
  • Looking for Civic LX Auto sedan in North New Jersey. Got a couple of internet quotes around $14,700 not including any fees or taxes. Is this a good price? With destination fee, taxes, etc. I think it will come out to be around $16, 600.
  • Hey man,

    That beats my lowest price (contacted 7 dealers in NJ).. mind telling me which dealership and person you're using? I'm in market for same exact car - thanks, much appreciated.
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